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Lexus RX MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
16 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 22.39
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With the 259-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Lexus RX has been averaging 22.39 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 64.8 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (32.4 percent), in heavy traffic (0.4 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2008 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2008 2008 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.6
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.85
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.06
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 19.6
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Lexus RX

2008 Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
On flat ground with cruise control on it will get 29 mpg. I find that outstanding. 23-25 mpg is average. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Like the fact that it is a hybrid and a "greener" choice for an SUV see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Averaging 26+ on highway, higher in city driving see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
We compared the 2008 RX400h (discounted) vs the 2009 Nissan Murano. The gas savings by going with the Hybrid exceeded the difference between the two vehicles. see full Lexus RX review
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Not quite as good as advertised but what I realistically expected see full Lexus RX review
2008 Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
about 5mpg less given same driving habits see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Poor fuel economy compared to the 3 series sports sedan. Some people have quoted 26mpg - good for an SUV but not good in general terms. see full Lexus RX review
 

2008 Lexus RX Gas Mileage (MPG)

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